First of all, thank you all those who have been on this incredible journey with us this past year. From hopes and prayers at a dinner at the Traveller’s Club in London to leaping out of aeroplanes this great work of making the historic St Matthew’s Carver Street fit for mission today and securing its legacy as a place of beauty and devotion for generations to come has progressed from a faith-filled dream and is rapidly turning into reality.
We have so much to be grateful for. Let’s give thanks for ‘Who are we O Lord God, and what is this house, that you have brought us thus far’ – 1 Sam. 7:18
Moscar Lodge £4000
A great gift of Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland was the use of her gorgeous Hunting Lodge in the foothills of the Peak District for a brilliant day out. A young woman who had just attended Mass for the very first time even bought a ticket and came to spend the day with the people of St Matthew’s!
We have found that so many of our fundraising events have also been opportunities to share a kind welcome, to meet those who do not yet know the Lord, and to build meaningful relationships with our neighbours for the sake of the Gospel.
The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament £25,0000
The CBS are a devotional society dedicated to the advancement of the catholic faith in the Anglican Tradition. They pray, work, and award grants that will promote the honour due Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. We are grateful that they have blessed our work with this significant financial contribution.
With them we share that devotion to the Sacrament, the desire that the the Eucharist should be celebrated with great dignity and beauty, and the goal that more and more people should come to know Christ in the Sacrament and be prepared in mind, body, and spirit, to receive Him in this precious gift.
Learn more about their work and how you can support it here:
Colin Mason Triathlon £755 online & in church combined
We were honoured that Colin and Catherine Mason brought their first born child to St Matthew’s for Baptism a few months ago for a joyful welcome into the Church of God.
Colin then offered up the sponsorship money for a Triathlon to contribute to our fundraising efforts. Thank you to him, and to all who sponsored him!
If you would like to complete a sponsored event to raise funds for Regenerate we would love to hear from you!
Go to justgiving.com/stmatthewpcc to get started and let us know by email email@example.com
The Next Fundraising Event
The Carver Street Beer Festival – Saturday 8 October 1:00-6:00pm
Join us in church for a great afternoon of fantastic beer, burgers, and live music. Tickets are just £10 in advance and are available online or in church. Link to tickets here.
Sponsorship: help make this happen and get noticed!
This event aims to attract over 100 people and reach hundreds more online. If you or someone you know would like to help make this fundraiser as successful as possible please consider donating beer. We’ll add your graphic and business name to our social media posts about the event and we’ll display appropriate signage and leaflets on the day, as well as adding your business name to the printed guide.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Sponsorship starts at £60.
Let’s get to 50%!
If you can, please give participate in a Sponsored Event, or come along to one of our joyful fundraising events and let’s see if we can make it to half our fundraising target in just one year from the launch of the campaign.
O God, creator of all that is good, help us to build on our past as we place all our hope in You, our future. Bless our plans, we pray, as we seek to regenerate St Matthew’s into a sanctuary fit for mission today. Fashion us into a living and worthy temple of your Holy Spirit, that we may always worship you in the beauty of holiness. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen